6 Extremely Outrageous Movie Twists

Posted on: May 18th, 2013

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Have you ever been to the movies and had your mind completely blown? Well, a movie twist can usually cause such a thing to occur; unless you’ve been experimenting with some sort of illegal narcotics, which we do not condone. We all love a good twist, from literature, to television and of course cinema. When a movie leads you to believe one thing and then completely 180’s, it’s pretty awesome (when done right).

For the purpose of this article the word outrageous could mean outrageously awesome or outrageously lame. Only one of these entries should be considered completely lame, we’ll let you guess which one.



6. Saw



If you’ve seen this movie than you know that the killer (Jigsaw) never actually kills anybody; rather he puts them in situations where they will probably end up killing themselves or others. James Wan’s horror flick is actually rather good. The film finds two men trapped in a room with a dead body and a hacksaw. They are both chained and it seems that the only way out is to sever their own limbs to free themselves.

The Twist: 

First off, one of the guys cuts off his own leg with a hacksaw which is pretty outrageous. Things get worse when the ‘corpse’ in the bathroom stands up, revealing himself to be the killer responsible for all this limb hacking and mayhem.


5. The Village



Many people argue that this was the beginning of the decline of M Knight Shyamalan’s career. The Village follows a group of people in a 19th century village who are scared to death of “Those we do not speak of” When one of the guys in the village becomes ill a girl (a blind girl) is chosen to leave the village and seek help and medicine.

The Twist:

Dun, dun, dunnnnn. This isn’t a 19th century village at all! It’s actually a group of people living in modern times who willingly have chosen to live with no modern technology or medicine. The ending involves a cringe-worth scene with Shayamalan himself giving a shabby explanation as to what is going on. I think the director got the message because he hasn’t tried his trademark twist again after this.


4. Se7en



Se7en is David Fincher’s classic directorial debut (yeah Alien3 doesn’t count). The film follows two detectives, Somerset (Morgan Freeman) and Mills (Brad Pitt) as they follow killer John Doe (Kevin Spacy) as he murders people to the tune of the seven deadly sins.

The Twist:

After John Doe willingly turns himself in to the authorities he leads the two detectives to the middle of nowhere to recover a few more dead bodies. What they find however is the decapitated head of Gwyneth Paltrow (Mills wife). The film is amazing and this ending will leave you completely depressed for the rest of the day.


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Jesse Gumbarge is editor-in-chief over at JarvisCity.com, a site dedicated to old-school horror, superheroes and a bunch of other things that nerds love.

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  • Kevin Tiberius Rockhead

    The usual suspects is probably my favourite twist ending in any movie ever. Not only do you realise that the whole movie is a lie (ingeniously spun by Spacey’s Keyser Soze just to dick with the police), but it is one of the only movies where you discover something new every time you watch it. Anybody who says they knew Kevin Spacey was Keyser Soze the first time they watched it is a damn liar (and you can call me Susan if it isn’t so).